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World Cinema

The Seventh Seal

Widely regarded as a classic of world cinema, Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal is one of those works of art you can recognise at a glance even if you haven’t seen it. More…

The Seventh Seal
Winter Light

Gunnar Bjornstrand brilliantly portrays Tomas, a grieving and lonely pastor suffering from a crisis of faith, in Ingmar Bergman’s superlative monochrome chamber-piece. More…

Winter Light
Come And See

As a depiction of a human hell Klimov’s is the finest, not just in a war film but even in other genres adept at manifesting our worst fears, such as horror or science fiction. More…

Come And See
The Banquet

In 2006, Feng Xiaogang directed the historical epic wuxia movie The Banquet from a story that surprisingly mirrors elements from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. More…

The Banquet
Aftershock

Based on the novel by Zang Ling, Aftershock is dedicated to the 242,400 who lost their lives in the 1976 earthquake that left 164,600 injured and 4,200 children orphaned. More…

Aftershock
Blancanieves

In this retelling of Snow White, writer and director Pablo Berger gives us Blancanieves, a black and white silent Spanish production that puts a truly a unique spin on the familiar tale. More…

Blancanieves
The Artist

Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, The Artist is a French comedy-drama that brings us back to the days of black-and-white silent cinema. More…

The Artist
The Turin Horse

Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr brings us his ‘final’ film; a stupendous, sad, slow, bleak and wonderful examination of nihilism and the death of God. With potatoes. More…

The Turin Horse
Bicycle Thieves

One of the greatest films ever made, Bicycle Thieves, tells the story of Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) who loses his bicycle on his first day at a new job. More…

Bicycle Thieves
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

In this patriotic Indian saga, written and directed Manoj Kumar, a poor family struggle to achieve the bare necessities of life amidst a backdrop of social and political change. More…

Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
Mere Jeevan Saathi

Made at the height of Rajesh Khanna’s popularity, Mere Jeevan Saathi comes packed with insanely coloured clothes and hairstyles, but also some great songs by Kishore Kumar. More…

Mere Jeevan Saathi
Amar Akbar Anthony

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor as three brothers who don’t know they are related, Amar Akbar Anthony is a classic “lost and found” story from India. More…

Amar Akbar Anthony
Le Professional

Featuring the music of Ennio Morricone and starring Jean Paul Belmondo, Le Professionnel is a 1981 French film directed by Georges Lautner and based on the novel Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal. More…

Le Professional
Oi! Warning

Written and directed by the Reding brothers, this 1999 film sees a teenage German boy trying to fit in first with a group of skinheads and then their enemies – the punks. More…

Oi! Warning
Au Revoir Les Enfants

Louis Malle’s 1987 film, set during WWII, sees a new boy arriving at a French boarding school run by priests. Once there he becomes rivals with one of the top students who discovers his secret. More…

Au Revoir Les Enfants

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